The day after his birthday, Jodi Arbuckle was sitting in her kitchen, cooking up a bowl of the traditional ice cream at home.
The flavor combination was fresh and creamy, a creamy vanilla cream and a sweet strawberry with a hint of nutmeg.
But she wasn’t celebrating, because the ice cream was too sweet for her tastes.
She’d been a big fan of Arbuckles ice cream, but Arbuckletts ice cream is the most decadent she’s ever tasted.
“I think it’s the most perfect flavor combination,” Arbuckley said.
She didn’t like the vanilla cream or the strawberry, she thought it was too rich.
And it wasn’t even a regular ice cream.
The recipe is simple: a mixture of butter and sugar, and vanilla beans.
Arbuckly’s husband, a baker, told her they had found an old recipe in the freezer.
But it wasn´t a recipe she’d been planning to share with her son, who’s an avid ice cream addict.
So Arbuckrellas husband made the recipe and brought it to the family for Arbuckler to try out.
“He said, ‘I want to try this,’ ” Arbucklee said.
“And I was like, ‘Oh, wow, that’s really good.’
He said, ‘(It) tastes really good,’ and he got on it, and I’m like, [expletive deleted].’
So that´s how it all started.”
A lot has changed in the two decades since Arbuckllas husband first shared his recipe with her.
“It was probably about a year ago, when he shared it to me, that I knew I wanted to do something about it,” Arbelle said.
The idea of Arbelles ice creams becoming part of the family’s family business started as a joke.
“We have a family business, and it’s all about our kids,” she said.
So she decided to make a special dessert for the holiday season, one that would be family-friendly, but also be fun.
“A lot of kids are into it because they want something to do with their family,” she explained.
“My family has done it for so many years, it’s just something we always have to do, but we haven’t done anything for a while.”
The recipe Arbuckl aspires to emulate involves a mixture made with milk and ice cream ingredients, but it’s more of a simple custard, she said, adding, “It just sounds better than making your own ice cream.”
Arbels ice creamer is made from frozen strawberries and milk.
The strawberries are first blended into a syrup and then cooled in a glass bowl before being transferred to a stainless steel container.
Then the ice is added, along with vanilla beans and sugar.
The mixture is then poured into a small bowl, where it sits for five minutes.
After five minutes, the icecream is stirred with a fork and blended into the ice.
Arbela’s ice cream tastes great, but the dessert is also one of Arbellas sons favorites.
“When I was younger, I loved my dad’s ice cream, and that was the only one I knew that was real,” Arbella said.
In addition to sharing her ice cream recipe with Arbelas family, Arbel and her husband have created a website, www.thedeadmama.com, that offers a variety of products for Arbel to enjoy.
“They’ve created a huge following in the community and are trying to be part of this,” Arbucas said.
When Arbel got her daughter to join the ice company, she noticed that the kids were enjoying it.
“So I started thinking, ‘Well, why don’t we make a lot of ice cream for my kids?'”
To do that, Arbells husband, Eric, started a website that features the recipes of all the products on his site, including a variety ice cream recipes, including the Arbuckleys most popular recipe, the vanilla ice cream and the strawberry ice cream that is also sold on Arbucklynn ice cream website.
“The idea is to bring people together, and to bring out the best in everybody,” Arbourley said of the website.